To find your local IRV please scroll down.
All IRVs are:IRV members badge
issued with a membership certificate (Member or Fellow*);
have a five digit membership number preceded by the initials IRV (the final two digits represent the year in which they were elected);
if you can’t find a valuer on this website they are not an IRV.
*For a list of Fellows of the Institute click here.
Look out for the Institute’s logo which IRVs incorporate into their valuations.
Click here to find a list of all current IRVs listed in alphabetical order. If you have approached a valuer who has implied they are “registered” but you cannot find them on our list please let us know so that we can investigate the situation. We appreciate that some valuers believe they are “registered” when they are not; we would like to bring this to their attention and ask them not to do so in future.
If you are a solicitor or lawyer and require the services of an IRV please contact the Institute’s Co-ordinator on 029 2081 3615 for a list of the Institute’s members who will be able to assist you.
Please note that the valuer may not be based at the address shown. A number of our IRVs are independent valuers and provide retail jewellers who do not have a valuer on their staff with a valuation service or the IRV may work for a firm with a number of outlets. The IRV may not be available to speak with you at these outlets: we suggest you telephone to see if you can make an appointment.
It is suggested that you telephone the shop to check if you wish to meet or speak with the valuer personally.
Whatever type of valuation is requested, your valuer will provide you with a fully researched document. Their fee is usually based on a per-item charge or a time-based fee, however some may still charge based upon a percentage of the value. Post loss assessments are usually charged on a fixed fee or according to the time spent on them for more substantial cases. The valuer will be happy to discuss their fees with you.
TO FIND YOUR LOCAL IRV PLEASE CLICK ON THE RELEVANT LINK:
New: A number of our independent IRVs offer their services direct to the public outside the area in which they are based. Please check at the end of the list for your area if you can’t find an IRV close to you, one of the IRVs listed there may be able to assist you.
London (postcodes NW, N, E, EC, SE, SW, WC and W)
Greater London excluding London (postcodes BR, CR, DA, EN, HA, IG, KT, RM, SM, TW, UB and WD)
South East (postcodes AL, BN, CM, CT, GU, HP, LU, ME, MK, OX, PO, RG, RH, SG, SL, SO, SS and TN)
South West (postcodes BA, BH, BS, DT, EX, GL, PL, SN, SP, TA, TQ and TR)
West Midlands (postcodes B, CV, DY, HR, NN, ST, TF, WR, WS and WV)
East Midlands (postcodes DE, DN, LE, LN, NG and S)
North East (postcodes DH, DL, HG, HU, LS, NE, SR, TS, WF and YO)
North West (postcodes BB, BD, BL, CA, CH, CW, FY, HD, HX, L, LA, M, OL, PR, SK, WA, WN and Isle of Man)
East Anglia (postcodes CB, CO, IP, NR and PE)
Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland (postcode BT)
Scotland (postcodes AB, DD, DG, EH, FK,G, IV, KA, KW, KY, ML, PA, PH and TD)
Wales and Welsh Borders (postcodes CF, LD, LL, NP, SA and SY – for CH please see the North West list)
Not for Insurance?
If you require a valuation for anything other than insurance replacement purposes, for example, probate, we recommend you telephone first to check the IRV is able to help you.
You should only accept a valuation prepared by the NAMED IRV found on this site and not one prepared by another person acting on behalf of the retailer. This is in accordance with Institute requirements. If you are presented with a valuation that is by a non-IRV you should refuse to accept it and ask for it to be re-done by the IRV listed.
Please note that membership of a trade association by a retailer, such as the National Association of Jewellers, does not guarantee your valuation will be undertaken by an IRV.
Click here for details of trade qualifications held by IRVs.
Some IRVs are employed by valuation companies and are used by the following large multiple retail jewellers that offer their customers a nationwide valuation service:
Fraser Hart/Crouch/Bernstones (www.fraserhart.co.uk)
F Hinds (www.fhinds.co.uk)
Ernest Jones (www.ernestjones.co.uk)
Mappin & Wepp (www.mappinandwebb.com)
H Samuel (www.hsamuel.co.uk)
Watches of Switzerland (www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk)
The IRVs below WILL NOT be available to speak with you at these outlets.
The valuation company, SafeGuard of Birmingham, use the services of:
David Byrne FIRV PJValDip PJDip FNAJ FGA DGA
Heather Callaway FIRV PJDip PJGemDip FNAJ FGA DGA AMAE
James Potts MIRV PJDip FGA DGA
Joanne White FIRV PJValDip FNAJ FGA DGA BA(Hons)
and undertake valuations for Beaverbrooks, the Fraser Hart Group, Goldsmiths, Mappin & Webb and Watches of Switzerland.
The valuation company, the Guild of Valuers & Jewellers of Bath, use the services of:
Amanda J Attwood FIRV PJDip PJGemDip FNAJ DGA BA(Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery
David M Baker FIRV PJDip FGA DGA BA(Hons)
Leona Fish FIRV PJDip PJGemDip PJValDip
Nicholas Hadler FIRV PJDip PJGemDip PJValDip FNAJ
Fay Roach MIRV FGA
Tom Ward FIRV PJDip PJGemDip PJValDip
Nicola H Young FIRV PJDip PJGemDip FGA DGA
and undertake valuations for F Hinds Ltd, Ernest Jones and H Samuel.